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CAS #: 111-30-8
Molecular weight: 100.11 g/mol
Molecular Formula: C5H8O2
Glutaraldehyde is highly toxic and can cause serious health risks if it comes into contact with the skin or eyes. Proper protective gear must be worn when handling this hazardous material to avoid adverse health effects such as eye irritation, sneezing, difficulty breathing or asthma-like symptoms. The toxicity of glutaraldehyde also means it must be handled cautiously, stored in a secure place away from food and beverages and disposed of properly to prevent environmental contamination.
Glutaraldehyde has numerous industrial uses, including disinfection of healthcare facilities and labs due to its effectiveness at killing microorganisms on contact. It’s also commonly used as a preservative in mortuaries, for bleaching pulp during paper production, for preserving fish eggs during aquaculture operations, in dental offices to make impressions for crowns or dentures and even in some cosmetics such as hair colourants or lotions.
|Melting point||−14 °C (7 °F; 259 K)|
|Boiling point||187 °C (369 °F; 460 K)|
1. What are the side effects of exposure to glutaraldehyde?
The side effects of exposure to glutaraldehyde include eye irritation, sneezing, difficulty breathing or asthma-like symptoms. Skin rashes may occur in severe cases of prolonged exposure without proper protection.
2. How do I store glutaraldehyde safely?
Glutaraldehyde should always be stored securely away from food and beverages to prevent accidental ingestion or contamination. It should also be kept away from any heat sources, such as stoves or radiators since these can cause it to become volatile and increase the risk of inhalation hazards by releasing vapours into the air.
3. How do I dispose of glutaraldehyde?
Glutaraldehyde must be disposed of properly according to local regulations to protect against environmental contamination; contact your local government’s waste disposal department for more information about safe disposal practices in your area. In addition, all containers containing this hazardous material must be clearly labelled, indicating its contents before disposal so that they can be safely discarded without causing harm to others or the environment.
4 . What are some common uses for glutaraldehyde?
Glutaraldehyde has a variety of industrial applications, including disinfection in healthcare facilities and labs; bleaching pulp during paper production; preserving fish eggs during aquaculture operations; making impressions for crowns/dentures in dental offices; as well as some cosmetic products such as hair colourants or lotions. 5 . Is glutaraldehyde flammable? No – Glutaraldehyde is not considered flammable; however, it should never come into contact with any open flames or other heat sources since these can increase the risk of vapours being released into the air, which could lead to inhalation hazards if inhaled directly by someone nearby